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Ryan Foster ~ William (Bill) Greiner ~ Camille Hoffman ~ Perry Obee ~ J.D. Richey
Exhibition organized by Jon Seals, M.F.A., M.A.R. ‘15, student curator
Opening reception: March 25, 5-7 PM
To look at something is not necessarily to see it with understanding. Seeing is the process of a response. What could this mean within a context of a Divinity School? Those who pass through the corridors of Yale Divinity School and the Institute of Sacred Music are training their minds, bodies, and spirits to see and respond, both inwardly and outwardly, and to become conscious of their own perceptual limitations and advantages. The intent of this exhibition is to challenge students, faculty, staff, and visitors with works of art that investigate the motif of seeing through five distinct artistic explorations. These artists practice seeing and responding by making paintings in myriad ways: through direct observation on location, mediations - digital or otherwise, imaginative explorations, or some combination of these different methods. Together, these painters blend historic genres such as still life, landscape, realism and abstraction, using scenes and images that are both local and global, in addition to interior landscapes of the mind or the artist’s studio. Each painter explores perspective and perception in unique ways that offer us all glimpses of how to learn to see.